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adobrakic 08-11-2008 01:32 AM

Linux + BlackBerry
Having some issues here. It's not completely necessary to be able to fix this, because I dual-boot with Windows, but I hate getting on Windows.

Okay, my first issue is that I can't charge my phone via USB while on Linux. It tells me the charge isn't good enough, or something. If someone wants the full message, I'll plug it in and check.

Also, is there a DM that I could use on Linux?

JSanders 08-11-2008 01:41 AM

Check our Linux section here... you need the device drivers to up the power level of the USB ports.

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NickfromIL 08-11-2008 01:44 AM

Barry | Linux App Finder

adobrakic 08-11-2008 01:45 AM

Thanks Guys. :)

NickfromIL 08-11-2008 01:46 AM


jjgjr75 08-11-2008 09:58 AM

I have been using Barry since I got my 8130 a few months ago and it works well with Ubuntu. I just downloaded the .deb packages from and it works well. Although you cannot do any installing with it, it is strictly for backups/restores. There is a separate GUI package for Ubuntu and few other distros. I think they even have a new update to Barry, vers. 0.13 I believe.

alsa 10-09-2008 01:07 PM

Yes, the disadvantage of linux is that some times it doesn't have good drivers for newer devices or doesn't have them at all. Low power on USB under linux is definitely driver problem

Nicklas 02-01-2009 07:17 AM

Barry progress

Look at Barry GIT repository and :

www . progweb . com/modules/blackberry/

You can use several features with your Blackberry device on Linux.



Iare Tosevite 02-02-2009 02:10 PM

Yeah Barry works well, plus it also adds use bb as modem support :D

braambo 02-02-2009 02:33 PM

blackberry as modem under ubuntu linux?

Iare Tosevite 02-02-2009 07:53 PM

Yeah. Check my thread in this topic forum.

yugushen 02-06-2009 09:54 AM

Does charging bold need a special driver in Linux?

I just plugin my bold, then everything seams fine. I also use "lsusb -v" to check the usb port power flow. I find "MaxPower 500mA" in the RIM section. Does it mean my bold is being charged?

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